DECREES PROMULGATED FOR SERVANTS OF GOD
Congregation for the Causes of the Saints
The following decrees were published in the presence of the Holy Father on the occasions noted. A Servant of God is a person whose Cause has officially begun. When the Holy Father agrees that they lived a life of Heroic Virtue they are called Venerable. With the acceptance of a miracle, and following the Rite of Beatification, they are called Blessed. With a  second miracle and the Rite of Canonization they are called Saint.

2000

27 Jan
1 Jul


DECREES

1 July 2000

LUIGI SCROSOPPI - a miracle attributed to the intercession of BL. LUIGI SCROSOPPI, priest of the Oratory of St Philip Ned and founder of the Congregation of the Sisters of Providence; born 4 August 1804 in Udine, Italy, and died 3 April 1884 in Udine, Italy;

AGOSTINO ROSCELLI - a miracle attributed to the intercession of BL. AGOSTINO ROSCELLI, priest of the Archdiocese of Genoa and founder of the Institute of the Sisters of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary; born 27 July 1818 in Bargone di Casarza, Italy, and died 7 May 1902 in Genoa, Italy;

BERNARD OF CORLEONE - a miracle attributed to the intercession Of BL. BERNARD OF CORLEONE (in the world: Filippo Latini), professed brother of the Order of Friars Minor Capuchin; born 6 February 1605 in Corleone, Italy, and died 12 January 1667 in Palermo, Italy;

PAULA OF ST JOSEPH CALASANZ - a miracle attributed to the intercession of BL. PAULA OF ST JOSEPH CALASANZ (in the world: Paula Montal Fornes), foundress of the Congregation of the Daughters of Mary of the Pious Schools; born 11 October 1799 in Arenys de Mar, Spain, and died 26 February 1889 in Olesa de Montserrat, Spain;

RAFQA - a miracle attributed to the intercession of BL. RAFQA (in the world: Petra Ar-Rayes de Himlaya), professed nun of the Maronite Lebanese Order of St Anthony; born 1832 in Himlaya, Lebanon, and died 23 March 1914 in Ad Dahr, Lebanon;

ALFONSO MARIA FUSCO - a miracle attributed to the intercession of the Ven. Servant of God ALFONSO MARIA FUSCO, priest of the Diocese of Nocera Inferiore-Sarno and founder of the Congregation of the Sisters of St John the Baptist; born 23 March 1839 in Angri, Italy, and died 6 February 1910 in Angri, Italy;

MARIA EUTHYMIA - a miracle attributed to the intercession of the Ven. Servant of God MARIA EUTHYMIA (in the world: Emma Offing), professed sister of the Congregation of Compassion ("Klemensschwestern"); born 8 April 1914 in Halverde, Germany, and died 9 September 1955 in Munster, Germany;

CARLO LIVIERO - the heroic virtues of the Ven. Servant of God CARLO LIVIERO, Bishop of Citta di Castello and founder of the Congregation of the Little Handmaids of the Sacred Heart; born 29 May 1866 in Vicenza, Italy, and died 7 July 1932 in Fano, Italy;

MARCO ANTONIO DURANDO - the heroic virtues of the Servant of God MARCO ANTONIO DURANDO, priest of the Congregation of the Mission of St Vincent de Paul and founder of the Institute of the Sisters of Jesus the Nazarene; born 22 May 1801 in Mondovi, Italy, and died 10 December 1880 in Turin, Italy;

FELIX OF JESUS ROUGIER - the heroic virtues of the Servant of God FELIX OF JESUS ROUGIER (in the world: Felix Benoit Rougier), professed priest and founder of the Congregation of the Missionaries of the Holy Spirit and the Congregations of the Daughters of the Holy Spirit, the Guadalupan Missionaries of the Holy Spirit and the Oblates of Jesus the Priest; born 17 December 1859 in Meilhaud, France, and died 10 January 1938 in Mexico City, Mexico;

HADRIAN OSMOLOWSKI - the heroic virtues of the Servant of God HADRIAN OSMOLOWSKI (in the world: Piotr), professed priest of the Order of Friars Minor; born 13 December 1838 in Antoniowa, Belarus, and died 9 April 1924 in Lonigo, Italy;

EUGENIA RAVASCO - the heroic virtues of the Servant of God EUGENIA RAVASCO, foundress of the Institute of the Daughters of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary; born 4 January 1845 in Milan, Italy, and died 30 December 1900 in Genoa, Italy;

BONIFACIA RODRIGUEZ CASTRO - the heroic virtues of the Servant of God BONIFACIA RODRIGUEZ CASTRO, foundress of the Congregation of the Sisters Servants of St Joseph; born 6 June 1837 in Salamanca, Spain, and died 8 August 1905 in Zamora, Spain;

MARIA OF JESUS - the heroic virtues of the Servant of God MARIA OF JESUS (in the world: Carolina Santocanale), foundress of the Congregation of the Capuchin Sisters of the Immaculate Conception of Lourdes; born 2 October 1852 in Palermo, Italy, and died 27 January 1923 in Cinisi, Italy;

PIEDAD OF THE CROSS - the heroic virtues of the Servant of God PIEDAD OF THE CROSS (in the world: Tomasa Ortiz Real), foundress of the Congregation of the Salesian Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus; born 12 November 1842 in Bocairente, Spain, and died 26 February 1916 in Alcantarilla, Spain;

MARIA LUISA JOSEFA OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT - the heroic virtues of the Servant of God MARIA LUISA JOSEFA OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT (in the world: Maria Luisa de Is Pena Navarro; married name Rojas), foundress of the Congregation of the Carmelite Sisters of the Sacred Heart and the Congregation of the Carmelite Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Los Angeles; born 21 June 1866 in Atotonilco el Alto, Mexico, and died 11 February 1937 in Guadalajara, Mexico;

MARIA GUADALUPE - the heroic virtues of the Servant of God MARIA GUADALUPE (in the world: Anastasia Guadalupe Garcia Zavala), co-foundress of the Handmaids of St Margaret Mary and the Poor; born 27 April 1878 in Zapopan, Mexico, and died 24 June 1963 in Guadalajara, Mexico;

MARIA ROSA - the heroic virtues of the Servant of God MARIA ROSA (in the world: Bruna Pellesi), professed sister of the Congregation of the Franciscan Missionary Sisters of Christ; born 10 November 1917 in Morano, Italy, and died 1 December 1972 in Sassuolo, Italy;

CASIMIRO BARELLO MORELLO - the heroic virtues of the Servant of God CASIMIRO BARELLO MORELLO, layman; born 31 January 1857 in Cavagnolo, Italy, and died 9 March 1884 In Alcoy, Spain.

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27 January 2000

FRANCIS XAVIER SEELOS - the heroic virtues of the Servant of God FRANCIS XAVIER SEELOS, professed priest of the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer; born 11 January 1819 in Fossen, Germany, and died 4 October 1867 in New Orleans, USA;

NICHOLAS BUNKERD KITBAMRUNG - the martyrdom of the Servant of God NICHOLAS BUNKERD KITBAMRUNG, diocesan priest; born 31 January 1895 in the province of Nakhon Chaisri, Thailand, and killed in hatred of the faith ("ex aerumnis carceris") 12 January 1944 in Bangkok, Thailand;

ANDREW - the martyrdom of the Servant of God ANDREW, lay Fatechist, protomartyr of Viet Nam; born circa 1625 or 1626 in RanRan (today Viet Nam) and killed in hatred of the faith 26 July 1644 in Ke Kham (today Viet Nam);

PEDRO CALUNGSOD - the martyrdom of the Servant of God PEDRO CALUNGSOD, lay catechist; born in the region of Visayas, the Philippines, and killed in hatred of the faith 2 April 1672 on the island of Guam (Mariana Islands);

KATHARINE MARY DREXEL - a miracle attributed to the intercession of BL. KATHARINE MARY DREXEL, foundress of the Congregation of the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament for Indians and Coloured People; born 26 November 1858 in Philadelphia, USA, and died 3 March 1955 in Cornwells Heights, USA;

JOHN XXIII - a miracle attributed to the intercession of the Ven. Servant of God JOHN XXIII (Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli), Supreme Pontiff; born 25 November 1881 in Sotto il Monte (Bergamo), Italy, and died 3 June 1963 in Vatican City;

COLUMBA - a miracle attributed to the intercession of the Ven. Servant of God COLUMBA (in the world: Joseph Marmion), professed priest of Order of St, Benedict; born 1 April 1858 in Dublin, Ireland, and died 30 January 1923 in Maredsous, Belgium;

GEORGE PRECA - a miracle attributed to the intercession of the Ven. Servant of God GEORGE PRECA, diocesan priest and founder of the Society of Christian Doctrine; born 12 February 1880 in Valletta, Malta, and died 26 July 1962 in Malta;

MARIA TERESA CHIRAMEL MANKIDIYAN - a miracle attributed to the intercession of the Ven. Servant of God MARIA TERESA CHIRAMEL MANKIDIYAN, foundress of the Congregation of the Sisters of the Holy Family; born 26 April 1876 in Puthenchira, India, and died 8 June 1926 in Kuzhikattussery, India;

MARIA ELISABETH HESSELBLAD - a miracle attributed to the intercession of the Ven. Servant of God MARIA ELISABETH HESSELBLAD, foundress of the Order of the Most Holy Saviour of St Bridget; born 4 June 1870 in Faglavik, Sweden, and died 24 April 1957 in Rome, Italy;

FRANCIS XAVIER SEELOS - a miracle attributed to the intercession of the Servant of God FRANCIS XAVIER SEELOS, professed priest of the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer; born 11 January 1819 in Fussen, Germany, and died 4 October 1867 in New Orleans, USA.

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20 December 1999

JOSE MARIA DE YERMO Y PARRES - a miracle attributed to the intercession of Bl. JOSE MARIA DE YERMO Y PARRES, secular priest and founder of the Congregation of the Servants of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Poor; born 10 November 1851 in Jalmolonga, Mexico, and died 210 September 1904 in Puebla de los Angeles, Mexico;

MARIA FAUSTINA - a miracle attributed to the intercession of Bl. MARIA FAUSTINA (in the world: Elena Kowalska), professed sister of the Institute of the Sisters of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Mercy; born 25 August 1905 in Gtogowiec, Poland, and died 5 October 1938 in Krakow, Poland;

PIUS IX - a miracle attributed to the intercession of the Ven. Servant of God PIUS IX (Giovanni Maria Mastai Ferretti), Supreme Pontiff; born 13 May 1792 in Senigallia, Italy, and died 7 February 1878 in Rome;

EMANUEL GONZALEZ GARCIA - a miracle attributed to the intercession of the Ven. Servant of God EMANUEL GONZALEZ GARCIA, Bishop of Palencia and founder of the Congregation of the Eucharistic Missionary Sisters of Nazareth; born 25 February 1877 in Seville, Spain, and died 4 January 1940 in Madrid, Spain;

GUILLAUME JOSEPH CHAMINADE - a miracle attributed to the intercession of the Ven. Servant of God GUILLAUME JOSEPH CHAMINADE, priest and founder of the Society of Mary (Marianists) and the Institute of the Daughters of Mary Immaculate; born 18 April 1761 in Perigueux, France, and died 22 January 1850 in Bordeaux, France;

CATERINA CITTADINI - a miracle attributed to the intercession of the Ven. Servant of God CATERINA CITTADINI, foundress of the Ursuline Sisters of Somasca; born 28 September 1801 in Bergamo, Italy, and died 5 May 1857 in Somasca, Italy;

 ANNA EUGENIA PICCO - a miracle attributed to the intercession of the Ven. Servant of God ANNA EUGENIA PICCO, Superior General of the Little Daughters of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary; born 8 November 1867 in Cresenzago, Italy, and died 7 September 1921 in Parma, Italy;

CARLO EMANUEL RODRIGUEZ SANTIAGO - a miracle attributed to the intercession of the Ven. Servant of God CARLO EMANUEL RODRIGUEZ SANTIAGO, layman; born 22 November 1918 in Caguas, Puerto Rico, and died 13 July 1963 in San Juan, Puerto Rico;

LEONARDO OLIVERA BUERA and 29 COMPANIONS - the martyrdom of the Servants of God LEONARDO OLIVERA BUERA, secular priest, and FIVE COMPANIONS, from the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools; and 24 COMPANIONS, from the Institute of the Carmelite Sisters of Charity, killed in hatred of the faith during the religious persecution of the Second Spanish Republic (1936);

PASCUAL FORTUNO ALMELA and THREE COMPANIONS - the martyrdom of the Servants of God PASCUAL FORTUNO ALMELA and THREE COMPANIONS, from the Order of Friars Minor, killed in hatred of the faith during the religious persecution of the Second Spanish Republic (1936);

JACINTO SERRANO LOPEZ and 17 COMPANIONS and TWO SECULAR PRIESTS - the martyrdom of the Servants of God JACINTO SERRANO LOPEZ and 17 COMPANIONS, from the Order of Friars Preachers, and TWO SECULAR PRIESTS, killed in hatred of the faith during the religious persecution of the Second Spanish Republic (1936);

AURELIO DA VINALESA and 16 COMPANIONS, and JOSEFA MASIA FERRAGUT - the martyrdom of the Servants of God AURELIO DA VINALESA and 16 COMPANIONS, from the Order of Friars Minor Capuchin, and JOSEFA MASIA FERRAGUT, from the Order of Discalced Augustinians, killed in hatred of the faith during the religious persecution of the Second Spanish Republic (1936);

TOMAS SITJAR and 11 COMPANIONS - the martyrdom of the Servants of God TOMAS SITJAR and 11 COMPANIONS, from the Society of Jesus, killed in hatred of the faith during the religious persecution of the Second Spanish Republic (1936);

JOSE CALASANZ MARQUES and 31 COMPANIONS - the martyrdom of the Servants of God JOSE CALASANZ MARQUES and 31 COMPANIONS, from the Society of St Francis de Sales, killed in hatred of the faith during the religious persecution of the Second Spanish Republic (1936);

JOHN XXIII - the heroic virtues of the Servant of God JOHN XXIII, (Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli), Supreme Pontiff; born 25 November 1881 in Sotto il Monte (Bergamo), Italy, and died 3 June 1963 in Vatican City;

ZYGMUNT GORAZDOWSKI - the heroic virtues of the Servant of God ZYGMUNT GORAZDOWSKI, secular priest and founder of the Congregation of the Sisters of St Joseph; born 1 November 1845 in Sanok, Poland, and died 1 January 1920 in Lwow (now Lviv, Ukraine);

ELENA SILVESTRI - the heroic virtues of the Servant of God ELENA SILVESTRI, foundress of the Congregation of the Handmaids of the Child Jesus, known as "Le Silvestri"; born 4 February 1839 in Bassano del Grappa, Italy, and died 12 March 1907 in Venice, Italy;

MARIA CONCEPCION ARMIDA nee CABRERA - the heroic virtues of the Servant of God MARIA CONCEPCION ARMIDA nee CABRERA, mother of a family; born 8 December 1862 in San Luis Potosi, Mexico, and died 3 March 1937 in Mexico City, Mexico.

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28 June 1999

BL.CRISTOBAL MAGALLENES AND 24 COMPANIONS — a miracle attributed to the intercession of BL. CRISTOBAL MAGALLENES AND 24 COMPANIONS, diocesan priests and lay people, martyrs, killed in hatred of the faith between 1915 and 1937 during the persecution of the Church in Mexico;

BL. MARIA JOSEFA OF THE SACRED HEART OF JESUS SANCHO DE GUERRA — a miracle attributed to the intercession of BL. MARIA JOSEFA OF THE SACRED HEART OF JESUS SANCHO DE GUERRA, foundress of the Institute of the Servants of Jesus; born 7 September 1842 in Vitoria, Spain, and died 20 March 1912 in Bilbao, Spain;

ARCANGELO TADINI — a miracle attributed to the intercession of the Ven. Servant of God ARCANGELO TADINI, diocesan priest and founder of the Sisters of the Holy House of Nazareth; born 12 October 1846 in Verolanuova, Italy, and died 20 May 1912 in Botticino Sera, Italy;

MARIE ANNE — a miracle attributed to the intercession of the Ven. Servant of God MARIE ANNE (in the world: Marie Esther Soureau-Blondin), foundress of the Congregation of the Sisters of St Anne; born 18 April 1809 in Terrebonne, Canada, and died 2 January 1890 in Lachine, Canada;

ROSA GATTORNO — a miracle attributed to the intercession of the Ven. Servant of God ROSA GATTORNO, widow, foundress of the Institute of the Daughters of St Anne; born 14 October 1831 in Genoa, Italy, and died 6 May 1900 in Rome, Italy;

CATERINA VOLPICELLI — a miracle attributed to the intercession of the Ven. Servant of God CATERINA VOLPICELLI, foundress of the Handmaids of the Sacred Heart; born 21 January 1839 in Naples, Italy, and died there 28 December 1894;

FRANCISCO MARTO and JACINTA MARTO — a miracle attributed to the intercession of the Ven. Servant of God FRANCISCO MARTO, young seer of Fatima; born 11 June 1908 in Aljustrel/Fatima, Portugal, and died there 4 April 1919; and of the Ven. Servant of God JACINTA MARTO, young seer of Fatima; born 11 March 1910 in Aljustrel/Fatima, Portugal, and died 20 February 1920 in Lisbon, Portugal;

MARIA GUADALUPE — the martyrdom of the Servant of God MARIA GUADALUPE (in the world: Maria Francisca Ricart Olmos), professed sister of the Second Order of the Servants of Mary; born 23 February 1881 in Albal, Spain, and killed in hatred of the faith 2 October 1936 in Silla, Spain;

MARIA BALDILLOU AND FIVE COMPANIONS as well as DOLORES AND CONSOLACION AGUIAR-MELLA DIAZ — the martyrdom of the Servants of God MARIA BALDILLOU and FIVE COMPANIONS, from the Institute of Sisters of the Pious Schools, Daughters of Mary, as well as DOLORES AND CONSOLACION AGUIAR-MELLA DIAZ, Uruguayan laywomen, killed in hatred of the faith 8 August 1936 in Valencia, Spain, and 19 September 1936 in Madrid, Spain, during the religious persecution of the Second Spanish Republic;

MARIA STELLA AND 10 COMPANIONS — the martyrdom of the Servant of God MARIA STELLA (in the world: Adelaide Mardosewicz) and 10 COMPANIONS, from the Congregation of the Holy Family of Nazareth, killed in hatred of the faith 1 August 1943 in Nowogrodek (today Navahradak, Belarus);

JERONIMO MARIANO USERA Y ALARCON — the heroic virtues of the Servant of God JERONIMO MARIANO USERA Y ALARCON, priest and founder of the Congregation of the Sisters of the Love of God; born 15 September 1810 In Madrid, Spain, and died 17 May 1891 in Havana, Cuba;

PABLO DE ANDA Y PADILLA — the heroic virtues of the Servant of God PABLO DE ANDA Y PADILLA, diocesan priest and founder of the Congregation of Minim Daughters of Mary Immaculate; born 5 July 1830 in San Juan da los Lagos, Mexico, and died 29 June 1904 in Leon, Mexico;

GEORGE PRECA — the heroic virtues of the Servant of God GEORGE PRECA, diocesan priest and founder of the Society of Christian Doctrine; born 12 February 1880 in Valletta, Malta, and died 26 July 1962 in Malta;

COLUMBA — the heroic virtues of the Servant of God COLUMBA (in the world: Joseph Marmion), professed priest of the Order of St Benedict; born 1 April 1858 in Dublin, Ireland, and died 30 January 1923 in Maredsous, Belgium;

MARIA DEL TRANSITO DE JESUS SACRAMENTADO — the heroic virtues of the Servant of God MARIA DEL TRANSITO DE JESUS SACRAMENTADO (in the world: Maria del Transito Cabanillas), foundress of the Franciscan Missionary Sisters of Argentina; born 15 August 1821 in Cordoba, Argentina, and died 25 August 1885 in San Vicente de Cordoba, Argentina;

MARIE OF THE PASSION — the heroic virtues of the Servant of God MARIE OF THE PASSION (in the world: Helene da Chappotin da Neuville), foundress of the Franciscan Missionary Sisters of Mary; born 21 May 1839 in Nantes, France, and died 15 November 1904 in San Remo, Italy;

MARIA TERESA CHIRAMEL MANKIDIYAN — the heroic virtues of the Servant of God MARIA TERESA CHIRAMEL MANKIDIYAN, foundress of the Congregation of Sisters of the Holy Family; born 26 April 1876 in Puthenchira, India, and died 8 June 1926 in Kuzhikkattussery, India;

CARITAS — the heroic virtues of the Servant of God CARITAS (in the world: Maria Josefa Carolina Brader), foundress of the Congregation of the Franciscan Sisters of Mary Immaculate; born 14 August 1860 in Kaltbrunn, Switzerland, and died 27 February 1943 in Pasto, Colombia.

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26 March 1999

THOMAS OF CORI - a miracle attributed to the intercession of BL. THOMAS OF CORI (in the world: Francesco Antonio Placidi), professed priest of the Order of Friars Minor; born 4 June 1655 in Cori, Italy, and died 11 January 1729 in Bellegra, Italy;

BENEDICT - a miracle attributed to the intercession of BL. BENEDICT (in the world: Angelo Menni Figini), professed priest of the Hospitaller Order of St John of God and founder of the Congregation of Hospitaller Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus; born 11 March 1841 in Milan, Italy, and died 24 April 1914 in Dinan, France;

MARIA DE JESOS SACRAMENTADO - a miracle attributed to the intercession of BL. MARIA DE JESOS SACRAMENTADO (in the world: Maria Venegas de la Torre), foundress of the Congregation of the Daughters of the Heart of Jesus; born 8 September 1868 in Zapotlanejo, Jalisco, Mexico, and died 30 July 1959 in Guadalajara, Mexico;

MARIANO OF JESUS EUSE HOYOS - a miracle attributed to the intercession of the Ven. Servant of God MARIANO OF JESUS EUSE HOYOS, diocesan priest; born 14 October 1845 in Yarumal, Colombia, and died 14 July 1926 in Angostura, Colombia;

ANTONI JULIAN NOWOWIEJSKI, HENRYK KACZOROWSKI, ANICET KOPLINSKI, MARIA ANNA BERNACKI, 104 COMPANIONS - the martyrdom of the Servants of God ANTONI JULIAN NOWOWIEJSKI, Archbishop-Bishop of Plock, HENRYK KACZOROWSKI and ANICET KOPLINSKI, diocesan priests, MARIA ANNA BERNACKI, laywoman, and 104 COMPANIONS (Poland), killed in hatred of the faith during the persecution of the Church by the Nazis in 1939-45;

STEFAN WINCENTY FRELICHOWSKI - the martyrdom of the Servant of God STEFAN WINCENTY FRELICHOWSKI, diocesan priest; born 22 January 1913 in Chelmza, Poland, and died ex aerumnis carceris 23 February 1945 in the concentration camp at Dachau, Germany;

ALFONSO LOPEZ AND FIVE COMPANIONS - the martyrdom of the Servant of God ALFONSO LOPEZ AND FIVE COMPANIONS, of the Order of Friars Minor Conventual, killed in hatred of the faith on 27 and 31 July, and 3 August 1936 during the religious persecution of the Second Spanish Republic, near Salamus, Spain;

LINO OF PARMA - the heroic virtues of the Servant of God LINO OF PARMA (in the world: Lino Maupas), professed priest of the Order of Friars Minor; born 30 August 1866 in Split, Dalmatia (now Croatia), and died 14 May 1924 in Parma, Italy;

EGIDIO GIUSEPPE OF THE SACRED HEARTS - the heroic virtues of the Servant of God EGIDIO GIUSEPPE OF THE SACRED HEARTS (in the world: Severino Malacarne), professed priest of the Congregation of the Passion; born 11 April 1877 in Gualdo di Portomaggiore, Italy, and died 29 November 1953 in Rome, Italy;

AURELIAN OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT - the heroic virtues of the Servant of God AURELIAN OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT (in the world: Pedro Laneta y Azcueta), professed priest of the Order of Discalced Carmelites; born 27 June 1887 in Artunduaga de Basauri, Spain, and died 16 November 1963 in Alwaye, India;

ISABEL OF THE SACRED HEART OF JESUS - the heroic virtues of the Servant of God ISABEL OF THE SACRED HEART OF JESUS (in the world: Isabel Larranaga Ramirez), foundress of the Congregation of the Sisters of Charity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus; born 19 November 1836 in Manila, the Philippines, and died 17 January 1899 in Havana, Cuba;

MARIA ELIZABETH HESSELBLAD - the heroic virtues of the Servant of God MARIA ELIZABETH HESSELBLAD, foundress of the Order of the Most Holy Saviour and St Bridget; born 4 June 1870 in Faglavik, Sweden, and died 24 April 1957 in Rome, Italy.

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21 December 1998

BL. CIRILO BERTRAN, BL. INOCENCIO OF THE IMMACULATE and  SEVEN COMPANIONS - a miracle attributed to the intercession of BL. CIRILO BERTRAN (in the world: Jose Sanz Tejedor) and SEVEN COMPANIONS, from the Brothers of the Christian Schools, together with BL. INOCENCIO OF THE IMMACULATE (in the world: Manuel Canoura Arnau), professed priest of the Congregation of the Passion, martyrs, killed in hatred of the faith 9 October 1934 during the Spanish Civil War in Turon, Spain;

BL. JOSEPHINE BAKHITA - a miracle attributed to the intercession of BL. JOSEPHINE BAKHITA, professed sister of the Institute of the Daughters of Charity; born 1869 in Darfur, Sudan, and died 8 February 1947 in Schio, Italy;

TOMMASO REGGIO - a miracle attributed to the intercession of the Ven. Servant of God TOMMASO REGGIO, Archbishop of Genoa and founder of the Congregation of the Sisters of St Martha; born 9 January 1818 in Genoa, Italy, and died 22 November 1901 in Triora, Italy;

PIO OF PIETRELCINA - a miracle attributed to the intercession of the Ven. Servant of God PIO OF PIETRELCINA, professed priest of the Order of Friars Minor Capuchin; born 25 May 1887 in Pietrelcina, Italy, and died 23 September 1968 in San Giovanni Rotondo, Italy;

NICOLA OF GESTURI - a miracle attributed to the intercession of the Ven. Servant of God NICOLA OF GESTURI (in the world: Giovanni Medda), lay brother of the Order of Friars Minor Capuchin; born 5 August 1882 in Gesturi, Italy, and died 8 June 1958 in Cagliari, Italy;

EDMUND BOJANOWSKI - a miracle attributed to the intercession of the Ven. Servant of God EDMUND BOJANOWSKI, layman and founder of the Congregation of the Servants of the Immaculate Virgin Mary; born 14 November 1814 in Grabonog, Poland, and died 7 August 1871 in Gorka Duchowna, Poland;

ANDRE DE SOVERAL and AMBROSIO FRANCISCO FERRO - the martyrdom of the Servants of God ANDRE DE SOVERAL and AMBROSIO FRANCISCO FERRO, diocesan priests, and 28 COMPANIONS, killed in hatred of the faith on 16 July 1645 in Cunhau and 3 October 1645 in Uruacu, Brazil;

ANASTASIUS HARTMANN - the heroic virtues of the Servant of God ANASTASIUS HARTMANN (in the world: Alois), titular Bishop of Derbe and Vicar Apostolic of Patna, India; born 24 February 1803 in Altwis, Switzerland, and died 24 April 1866 in Patna-Kurijee, India;

ANDREA GIACINTO LONGHIN - the heroic virtues of the Servant of God ANDREA GIACINTO LONGHIN, Bishop of Treviso, of the Order of Friars Minor Capuchin; born 22 November 1863 in Fiumicello di Campodarsego (Padua), Italy, and died 26 June 1936 in Treviso, Italy;

ARCANGELO TADINI - the heroic virtues of the Servant of God ARCANGELO TADINI, diocesan priest and founder of the Sisters, Workers of the Holy House of Nazareth; born 12 October 1846 in Verolanuova, Italy, and died 20 May 1912 in Botticino Sera, Italy;

JEAN LEON LE PREVOST - the heroic virtues of the Servant of God JEAN LEON LE PREVOST, diocesan priest and founder of the Institute of the Religious of St Vincent de Paul; born 10 August 1803 in Caudebec-en-Caux, France, and died 30 October 1874 in Chaville, France;

GEORGES BELLANGER - the heroic virtues of the Servant of God GEORGES BELLANGER, professed priest of the Congregation of St Vincent de Paul; born 24 May 1861 in Bourgbourg-Campagne, France, and died 16 August 1902 in Moulle, France;

FIRMINUS WICKENHAUSER - the heroic virtues of the Servant of God FIRMINUS WICKENHAUSER (in the world: Joseph), lay brother of the Order of Friars Minor; born 19 January 1876 in Massenbachhausen, Germany, and died 30 September 1939 in Dusseldorf, Germany.

ANNA ROSA GATTORNO - the heroic virtues of the Servant of God ANNA ROSA GATTORNO, widow, foundress of the Institute of the Daughters of St Anne; born 14 October 1831 in Genoa, Italy, and died 6 May 1900 in Rome, Italy;

MARIA TERESA OF JESUS - the heroic virtues of the Servant of God MARIA TERESA OF JESUS (in the world: Biagia Cortimiglia), foundress of the Institute of the Franciscan Sisters of St Clare; born 7 February 1867 in Corleone, Italy, and died 1 June 1934 in Palermo, Italy;

JOSEFA CAMPOS TALAMANTES - the heroic virtues of the Servant of God JOSEFA CAMPOS TALAMANTES, foundress of the Sisters, Catechist Workers of Our Lady of Sorrows; born 21 January 1872 in Alacuas, Spain, and died there 30 June 1950.

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3 July 1998

MARCELIN JOSEPH BENOIT CHAMPAGNAT - a miracle attributed to the intercession of Blessed MARCELIN JOSEPH BENOIT CHAMPAGNAT, a priest of the Archdiocese of Lyons and founder of the Congregation of the Little Brothers of Mary or the Marist Brothers of the Schools; born 20 May 1789 in Marlhes, France, and died 6 June 1840 Saint-Chamond, France;

ANTON MARTIN SLOMSEK - a miracle attributed to the intercession of the Venerable Servant of God ANTON MARTIN SLOMSEK, Bishop of Lavant; born 26 November 1800 in Ponikva, Slovenia, and died 24 September 1862 in Maribor, Slovenia;

FERDINANDO MARIA BACCILIERI - a miracle attributed to the intercession of the Venerable Servant of God FERDINANDO MARIA BACCILIERI, a priest of the Archdiocese of Bologna and parish priest belonging to the Third Order of the Servants of Mary, founder of the Sisters Servants of Mary of Galeazza; born 14 May 1821 in Campodoso di Reno Finalese, Italy, and died 13 July 1893 in Galeazza, Italy;

EDWARD JOANNES MARIA POPPE - a miracle attributed to the intercession of the Venerable Servant of God EDWARD JOANNES MARIA POPPE a priest of the Diocese of Ghent; born 18 December 1890 in Temse, East Flanders, Belgium, and died 10 June 1924 in Moerzeke, Belgium;

ANNA SCHAEFFER - a miracle attributed to the intercession of the Venerable Servant of God ANNA SCHAEFFER, a laywoman; born 18 February 1882 in Mindelstetten, Germany, and died 15 October 1925 in Mindelstetten, Germany;

ALOJZIJE STEPINAC - the martyrdom of the Servant of God ALOJZIJE STEPINAC, Cardinal of the Holy Roman Church and Archbishop of Zagreb; born 8 May 1898 in Brezaric, Croatia, and died 10 February 1960 in Krasic, Croatia;

KUNIGUNDE (Kinga) - the heroic virtues of Blessed KUNIGUNDE (Kinga), a professed sister of the Order of St Clare; born 1234 in Hungary and died 24 July 1292 at the Monastery Of Stary Sacz, Poland;

MARIA DOLORES OT THE WOUND IN JESUS'SIDE - the heroic virtues of the Servant of God MARIA DOLORES OF THE WOUND IN JESUS' SIDE (in the world Maria Dolores Medina Zepeda), foundress of the Congregation of the Daughters of the Passion and Death of Jesus Christ and the Sorrows of Mary Most Holy; born 3 April 1860 in Mexico City, Mexico, and died 16 December 1925 in Tacubaya, Mexico;

ROSA OJEDA Y CREUS - the heroic virtues of the Servant of God ROSA OJEDA Y CREUS, co-foundress of the Carmelite Sisters of St Joseph; born 30 August 1872 in Villanueva y Geltru (Barcelona), Spain, and died 15 May 1954 in Barcelona, Spain;

MARIA MADDALENA OF JESUS CRUCIFIED - the heroic virtues of the Servant of God MARIA MADDALENA OF JESUS CRUCIFIED (in the world: Carmela Alesci), a nun of the Monastery of the Capuchin Poor Clares; born 8 November 1901 in Licata, Italy, and died 3 November 1929 in Palermo, Italy;

EDMUND BOJANOWSKI - the heroic virtues of the Servant of God EDMUND BOJANOWSKI, a layman and founder of the Congregation of the Servants of the Immaculate Virgin Mary; born 14 November 1814 in Grabonog, Poland, and died 7 August 1871 in Gorka Duchowna, Poland;

ELISABETTA GIRELLI - the heroic virtues of the Servant of God ELISABETTA GIRELLI, from the Institute of the Daughters of St Angela Merici in Brescia; born 26 September 1839 in Brescia,Italy, and died 21 January 1919 in Brescia, Italy;

MADDALENA GIRELLI - the heroic virtues of the Servant of God MADDALENA GIRELLI, from the Institute of the Daughters of St Angela Merici in Brescia; born 3 October 1838 in Brescia, Italy, and died 7 March 1923 in Brescia, Italy.

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6 April 1998

AGOSTINA - a miracle attributed to the intercession of Blessed AGOSTINA (in the world: Livia Pietrantoni), of the Institute of the Sisters of Charity: born 27 March 1864 in Pozzaglia Sabina, Italy, and died 13 November 1915 Rome, Italy;

NICOLAS BARRE - a miracle attributed to the intercession of the Venerable Servant of God NICOLAS BARRE a professed priest of the Order of Minims and founder of the Congregations of the Sisters of the Infant Jesus of St Maur and the Sisters of the Infant Jesus of Providence of Rouen; born 21 October 1621 in Amiens, France, and died 31 May 1686 in Paris, France;

ANTONIO OF ST ANNE - a miracle attributed to the intercession of the Venerable Servant of God ANTONIO OF ST ANNE (in the world: Antonio Galvao de Franca), a professed priest of the order of Discalced Friars Minor and founder of the Monastery of Conceptionist(Sisters; born in 1739 in the "Freguezia" of Santo Antonio da Vila de Guaratingueta (Rio de Janeiro), Brazil, and died 23 December 1822 in Sao Paulo, Brazil;

ZEFIRINO AGOSTINO - a miracle attributed to the intercession, of the Venerable Servant of God ZEFIRINO AGOSTINO, a priest of the Diocese of Verona, Italy, parish priest and founder of the Congregation of Ursuline Daughters of Mary Immaculate; born 24 September 1813 in Verona and died 6 April 1896 in Verona;

FAUSTINO MIGUEZ - a miracle attributed to the intercession of the Venerable Servant of God FAUSTINO MIGUEZ (in the world: Manuel Miguez), a professed priest of the Order of Poor Clerics Regular of the Mother of God of the Pious Schools, founder of the Calasanctian Sisters "of the Divine Shepherdess"; born 25 March 1831 in Xamiras in (Orense), Spain, and died 8 March 1925 in Getafe, Spain;

MARIANO OF ROCCACASALE - a miracle attributed to the intercession of the Venerable Servant of God MARIANO OF ROCCACASALE, a professed lay brother of the Order of Friars Minor; born 14 January 1778 in Roccacasale (L'Aquila), Italy, and died 31 May 1866 in Bellegra, Italy;

DIEGO ODDI - miracle attributed to the intercession of the Venerable Servant of God DIEGO ODDI, a professed lay brother of the Order of Friars Minor; born 6 June Vallinfreda, Italy, and died 3 June 1919 in Bellegra, Italy;

REGINA PROTMANN - miracle attributed to the intercession of the le Servant of God REGINA PROTMANN, foundress of the Congregation of the Sisters of St Catherine, Virgin and Martyr; born around 1552 in Braunsberg, Warmia (Ermland), and died 18 January 1613 in Braunsberg (now Braniewo, Poland);

MARIA RESTITUA - martyrdom of the Servant of God MARIA RESTITUA (in the world: Helena Kafka), a professed religious of the Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity; born 10 May 1894 in Hussowitz-Brunn, Moravia, and killed in odium fidei 30 March 1943 in Vienna, Austria;

MANUEL GONALEZ GARCIA - heroic virtues of the Servant of God MANUEL GONALEZ GARCIA, Bishop of Palencia and founder of the Congregation of the Eucharistic Missionary Sisters of Nazareth; born 25 February 1877 in Seville, Spain, and died 4 January 1940 in Madrid, Spain;

FRANCOIS GASCHON - heroic virtues of the Servant of God FRANCOIS GASCHON, a priest of the Diocese of Clermont and a missionary of the Society "Notre-Dame de L'Hermitage"; born 30 August 1732 in La Molette, France and died 28 November 1815 in Ambert, France;

GIOVANNI MARIA BOCCARDO - heroic virtues of the Servant of God GIOVANNI MARIA BOCCARDO, a priest of the Archdiocese of Turin, parish priest and founder of the Congregation of the Poor Daughters of St Cajetan; born 20 November 1848 in Moncalieri (Turin), Italy, and died 30 December 1913 in Pancalieri, Italy;

FRANCESCO PALEARI - the heroic virtues of the Servant of God FRANCESCO PALEARI, a professed priest of the Cottolengo Institute; born 22 October 1863 in Pogliano Milanese, Italy, and died 7 May 1939 in Turin, Italy;

MARIA GUELL PUIG - the heroic virtues of the Servant of God MARIA GUELL PUIG, foundress of the Congregation of the Missionaries of the Daughters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary; born 24 July 1848 in Valls Spain, and died 14 June 1921 in Cervera (Lleida), Spain;

CELESTINA OF THE MOTHER OF GOD - the heroic virtues of the Servant of God CELESTINA OF THE MOTHER OF GOD (in the world: Marianna Donati), foundress of the Congregation of the Daughters of the Poor of St Joseph Calasanz, known as the Calasanctian Sisters; born 26 October 1848 in Marradi (Florence), Italy, and died 18 March 1925 in Florence;

JOZAFATA HORDASHEVSKA - the heroic virtues of the Servant of God JOZAFATA HORDASHEVSKA (in the world: Michelina Hordashevska), co-foundress of the Congregation of the Handmaids of Mary Immaculate; born 20 November 1869 in Lviv (Galicia), Ukraine, and died 7 April 1919 in Krystynopil (Halychyna), Ukraine;

MARIA GI0IA - the heroic virtues of the Servant of God MARIA GI0IA, a secular virgin, parish director of Italian Catholic Action; born 23 September 1904 in Casette d'Ete (S. Elpidio a Mare), Italy, and died 7 March 1931 in S. Elpidio a Mare;

PAOLO PIO PERAZZO - the heroic virtues of the Servant of God PAOLO PIO PERAZZO, a layman and railwayman, of the Third Order of St Francis of Assisi; born 5 July 1846 in Nizza Monferrato, Italy, and died 22 November 1911 in Turin, Italy;

ALBERTO CAPELLAN ZUAZO - the heroic virtues of the Servant of God ALBERTO CAPELLAN ZUAZO, a layman and father of a family; born 7 August 1888 in Santo Domingo de la Calzada. (Logrono), Spain, and died 24 February 1965 in Santo Domingo de la Calzada.

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18 December 1997

BRIGIDA OF JESUS - a miracle attributed to the intercession of the Venerable Servant of God BRIGIDA OF JESUS (in the world: Brigada Morello), foundress of the Institute of the Ursuline Sisters of Mary Immaculate; born 17 June 1610 in San Michele di Pagana di Rapallo (Genoa), Italy, and died 3 September 1679 in Piacenza, Italy;

MARIA DEL CARMEN - a miracle attributed to the intercession of the Venerable Servant of God MARIA DEL CARMEN (in the world: Maria Salles y Barangueras), foundress of the Conceptionist Missionary Teaching Religious; born 9 April 1848 in Vic, Spain, and died 25 July 1911 in Madrid, Spain;

TERESA MICHEL nee GRILLO - a miracle attributed to the intercession of the Venerable Servant of God TERESA MICHEL nee GRILLO (in religion: Maria Antonia), foundress of the Institute of the Little Sisters of Divine Providence; born 25 September 1855 in Spineta Marengo (Alessandria), Italy, and died 25 January 1944 in Alessandria, Italy;

MARIA MARAVILLAS DE JESUS - a miracle attributed to the intercession of the Venerable Servant of God MARIA MARAVILLAS DE JESUS (in the world: Maria Maravillas Pidal y Chico de Guzman), a professed nun of the Order of Discalced Carmelites; born 4 November 1891 in Madrid, Spain, and died 11 December 1974 in the Monastery of La Aldehuela (Madrid), Spain;

GIUSEPPE ANTONIO TOVINI - a miracle attributed to the intercession of the Venerable Servant of God GIUSEPPE ANTONIO TOVINI, a layman; born 14 March 1841 in Civitade Camuno (Brescia), Italy, and died 16 January 1897 in Brescia, Italy;

TOMMASO REGGIO - the heroic virtues of the Servant of God TOMMASO REGGIO, Archbishop of Genoa and founder of the Congregation of the Sisters of St Martha; born 9 January 1818 in Genoa, Italy, and died 22 November 1901 in Triora (Ventimiglia), Italy;

JOZEF BILCZEWSKI - the heroic virtues of the Servant of God JOZEF BILCZEWSKI, Archbishop of Lwow for Latins; born 26 April 1860 in Wilamowice, Poland, and died 20 March 1923 in what is now Lviv, Ukraine;

GIUSTINO MARIA RUSSOLILLO - the heroic virtues of the Servant of God GIUSTINO MARIA RUSSOLILLO, a priest of the Diocese of Pozzuoli and founder of the Society of Divine Vocations; born 18 January 1891 in Pianura di Napoli, Italy, and died 2 August 1955 in Pianura di Napoli, Italy;

SECONDO POLLO - the heroic virtues of the Servant of God SECONDO POLLO, a priest of the Archdiocese of Vercelli; born 2 January 1908 in Caresanablot (Vercelli), Italy, and died 26 December 1941 on the plain of Dragali (Montenegro), Yugoslavia;

GIUSEPPE PICCO - the heroic virtues of the Servant of God GIUSEPPE PICCO, a professed priest of the Society of Jesus; born 4 July 1867 in Nole Canavese (Turin), Italy, and died 31 August 1946 in Gozzano, Italy;

PIO OF PIETRELCINA - the heroic virtues of the Servant of God PIO OF PIETRELCINA (in the world: Francesco Forgione), a professed priest of the Order of Friars Minor Capuchin; born 25 May 1887 in Pietrelcina, Italy, and died 23 September 1968 in San Giovanni Rotondo, Italy;

FRIAR AVE MARIA - the heroic virtues of the Servant of God FRIAR AVE MARIA (in the world: Cesare Pisano), a visually impaired hermit of the Sons of Divine Providence; born 24 February 1900 in Pogli di Ortovero (Savona), Italy, and died 21 January 1964 in Voghera, Italy;

CATALINA OF MARY - the heroic virtues of the Servant of God CATALINA OF MARY (in the world: Saturnina Rodriguez), foundress of the Institute of the Slaves of the Heart of Jesus, known as the "Argentines"; born 27 November 1823 in Cordoba, Argentina, and died 5 April 1896 in Cordoba, Argentina;

MARIE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT - the heroic virtues of the Servant of God MARIE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT (in the world: Delie Tetrault), foundress of the Institute of the Missionary Sisters of the Immaculate Conception; born 4 February 1865 in Sainte-Marie-Monnoir (now Mariaville), Quebec, Canada, and died 1 October 1941 in Cote-des-Neiges (Montreal), Canada;

THERESE OF ST AUGUSTINE - the heroic virtues of the Servant of God THERESE OF ST AUGUSTINE (in the world: Louise Marie), daughter of King Louis XV of France, a professed nun of the Order of Discalced Carmelites; born 15 July 1737 in Versailles, France, and died 23 December 1787 in the Carmel of Saint-Denis (Versailles), France. 

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7 July 1997

BL. GIOVANNI CALABRIA - a miracle attributed to the intercession of BL. GIOVANNI CALABRIA, priest of the Diocese of Verona, Italy, founder of the Congregations of the Poor Servants and Poor Handmaids of Divine Providence; born 8 October 1873 in Verona, Italy, and died there 4 December 1954;

GIOVANNI BATTISTA SCALABRINI - a miracle attributed to the intercession of the Venerable Servant of God GIOVANNI BATTISTA SCALABRINI, Bishop of Piacenza, founder of the Missionaries of St Charles (known as Scalabrinians) and the Missionary Sisters of St Charles Borromeo; born 8 July 1839 in Fino Mornasco (Como), Italy, and died 1 June 1905 in Piacenza Italy;

NIMATULLAH AL-HARDINI - a miracle attributed to the intercession of the Venerable Servant of God NIMATULLAH AL-HARDINI (in the world: Youssef Kassel, professed priest of the Maronite Lebanese Order; born in 1808 in Hardine, Lebanon, and died 14 December 1858 in Kfifane, Lebanon;

JAKOB KERN - a miracle attributed to the intercession of the Venerable Servant of God JAKOB KERN, professed priest of the Canons Regular of Premontre of Geras Abbey; born 11 April 1897 in Vienna, Austria, and died there 20 October 1924;

THEODORE GUERIN - a miracle attributed to the intercession of the Venerable Servant of God THEODORE GUERIN (in the world: Anne Therese Guerin), foundress of the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, USA; born 2 October 1798 in Etables (Cote-du-Nord), France, and died 14 May 1856 in Vincennes, USA;

MARIA VINCENZA OF ST DOROTHY - a miracle attributed to the intercession of the Venerable Servant of God MARIA VINCENZA OF ST DOROTHY (in the world: Vicenta Chavez Orozco), foundress of the Congregation of the Servants of the Blessed Trinity and the Poor; born in February 1867 in Cotija (Michoacn) Mexico and died 30 July 1949 in Guadalajara, Mexico

MARIA TERESA FASCE - a miracle attributed to the intercession of the Venerable Servant of God MARIA TERESA FASCE, professed nun of order of St Augustine; born 27 December 1881 in Torriglia (Genoa), Italy, and died 18 January 1947 in Cascia, Italy;

VILMOS APOR - the martyrdom of the Servant of God VILMOS APOR, Bishop of Gyor; born 29 February 1892 in Segesvar (today Romania) and killed in odium fidei on 2 April 1945 in Gyor Hungary;

RITA DOLORES PUJALTE SANCHEZ and FRANCISCA OF THE SACRED HEART OF JESUS ALDEA ARAUJO - the martyrdom of the Servants of God RITA DOLORES PUJALTE SANCHEZ of the Congregation of the Sisters of Charity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, born 19 February 1853 in Arpe (Alicante), Spain, and FRANCISCA OF THE SACRED HEART OF JESUS ALDEA ARAUJO of the same religious congregation, born 17 December 1881 in Somolinos (Guadalajara), Spain; the Servants of God were killed in odium fidei during the religious persecution of the Second Spanish Republic (1931-39)on 20 July 1936 in Madrid, Spain;

MARIA GABRIELA HINOJOSA and SIX COMPANIONS - the martyrdom of the Servants of God MARIA GABRIELA HINOJOSA and SIX COMPANIONS, religious of the Order of the Visatation of St Mary; born 24 July 1872 in Alhama (Granada), Spain, and killed with six other sisters, in odium fide during the religious persecution of the Second Spanish Republic on 18 November 1936 near Madrid;

TERESA BRACCO - the martyrdom of the Servant of God TERESA BRACCO, lay woman; born 24 February l924 in Sanvarezzo (Savona), Italy, and killed in odium fidei on 28 August 1944 in Zerbi, near Sanvarezzo, Italy;

PIERRE MONNEREAU - the heroic virtues of the Servant of God PIERRE MONNEREAU, priest of the Diocese of Lucon and founder of the Congregation of the Sisters of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary; born 29 July 1787 in Saint-Martin-des-Noyers, France, and died 26 April 1856 in Brouzils, France;

JUANA MARIA CONDESA LLUCH - the heroic virtues of the Servant of God JUANA MARIA CONDESA LLUCH, foundress of the Congregation of the Handmaids of Mary Immaculate; born 30 March 1862 in Valencia, Spain, and died there 16 January 1916;

MARIA TERESA CASINI - the heroic virtues of the Servant of God MARIA TERESA CASINI, foundress of the Oblate Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus; born 27 October 1864 in Frascati, Italy, and died 3 April 1937 in Grottaferrata, Italy;

ARTEMIDE ZATTI - the heroic virtues of the Servant of God ARTEMIDE ZATTI, professed layman of the Salesians of Don Bosco; born 12 October 1880 in Boretto (Reggio Emilia), Italy, and died 15 March 1951 in Viedma, Argentina;

EGIDIO BULLESI - the heroic virtues of the Servant of God EGIDIO BULLESI, layman of the Third Order of St Francis; born 24 August 1905 in Pola, Istria, and died 15 April 1929 in Istria, Croatia;

CARLA RONCI - the heroic virtues of the Servant of God CARLA RONCI of the Mater Misericordiae Secular Institute; born 11 April 1936 in Torre Pedrera (Rimini), Italy, and died 2 April 1970 in Rimini, Italy;

CARLOS MANUEL RODRIGUEZ - the heroic virtues of the Servant of God CARLOS MANUEL RODRIGUEZ, layman; born 22 November 1918 in Caguas, Puerto Rico, and died there 13 July 1963.

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8 March 1997

BL. HEDWIG - a miracle attributed to the intercession of BL. HEDWIG, Queen of Poland; born February 1374 in Buda, Hungary, and died 17 July 1399 in Krakow, Poland;

BL. TERESA BENEDICTA OF THE CROSS - a miracle attributed to the intercession of BL. TERESA BENEDICTA OF THE CROSS (in the world: Edith Stein), a professed nun of the Order of Discalced Carmelites; born 12 October 1891 in Breslau (Wroclaw, Poland), and died 9 August in Auschwitz-Oswiecim, Poland;

GIOVANNI BATTISTA PIAMARTA - a miracle attributed to the intercession of the Venerable Servant of God GIOVANNI BATTISTA PIAMARTA, a priest of the Diocese of Brescia; born 26 November 1841 in Brescia, Italy, and died 25 April 1913 in Brescia;

MARIA KARLOWSKA - a miracle attributed to the intercession of the Venerable Servant of God MARIA KARLOWSKA, foundress of the Congregation of the Sisters of the Good Shepherd of Divine Providence; born 4 September 1865 in Stupowka (today Karlowo, Poland), and died 24 March 1935 in Pniewite, Poland;

SR BERNARDINA - a miracle attributed to the intercession of the Venerable Servant of God SR BERNARDINA (in the world: Maria Jablonska), co-foundress of the Congregation of the Sisters of the Third Order of St Francis of Assisi, Servants of the Poor, known as the Albertines; born 5 August 1878 in Pizuny-Lukawica, Poland, and died 23 September 1940 in Krakow;

VINCENTE SOLER AND SEVEN COMPANIONS - the martyrdom of the Servants of God VINCENTE SOLER AND SEVEN COMPANIONS, six members of the Order of Augustinian Recollects and a priest MANUEL MARTIN SIERRA of the Archdiocese of Granada, killed in hatred of the faith on 25-26 July and 15 August 1936 during the Spanish Civil War, near Motril, Spain;

MARIA SAGRARIO OF ST ALOYSIUS GONZAGA - the martyrdom of the servant of God MARIA SAGRARIO OF ST ALOYSIUS GONZAGA (in the world: Elvira Moragas Cantarero), a professed nun of the Order of Discalced Carmelites; born 8 January 1881 in Lillo (Toledo), Spain, and killed in hatred of the faith on 15 August 1936 during the Spanish Civil War, in the "Pradera de San Osidro" near Madrid;

ANTONIO ROSA ORMIERES - the heroic virtues of the Servant of God ANTONIO ROSA ORMIERES, a priest of the Diocese of Carcassone and founder of the Congregation of the Guardian Angel Sisters; born 14 July 1809 in Quillan, France, and died 16 January 1890 in Gijon, Spain;

LEON JEAN OF THE SACRED HEART OF JESUS DEHON - the heroic virtues of the Servant of God LEON JEAN OF THE SACRED HEART OF JESUS DEHON, a priest of the Diocese of Soissons and founder of the Congregation of the Priests of the Sacred Heart of Jesus; born 14 March 1843 in La Capelle, France, and died 12 August 1925 in Brussels-Ixelles, Belgium;

FR ANTONIO OF ST ANNE - the heroic virtues of the Servant of God FR ANTONIO OF ST ANNE (in the world: Antonio Galvao de Franca), a priest of the Order of Discalced Friars Minor and founder of the Monastery of Conceptionist Sisters; born in 1739 in the "Freguezia" of Santo Antonio da Vila de Guarantingueta, Brazil, and died 23 December 1822 in Sao Paulo;

GIOVANNA MARIA OF THE EUCHARISTIC JESUS - the heroic virtues of the Servant of God GIOVANNA MARIA OF THE EUCHARISTIC JESUS (in the world: Flora Bracaval), reformer and first Superior General of the Angelic Sisters of St Paul; born 3 May 1861 in Mouscron, Belgium and died 26 January 1935 in Arienzo, Italy;

GIOVACCHINO MARIA STEVAN (in the world: Antonio), novice of the Order of Servants of the Blessed Virgin Mary; born 18 November 1921 in Nove, Italy, and died 28 April 1949 near the shrine of Monte Berico-Vicenza;

MARIA CARMELINA LEONE - the heroic virtues of the Servant of God MARIA CARMELINA LEONE, a young lay woman; born 11 July 1923 in Palermo, Italy, and died 10 October 1940 in Palermo.

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17 December 1996

BL. HEDWIG - the heroic virtues of BL. HEDWIG, Queen of Poland; born February 1374 in Buda, Hungary, and died 17 July 1399 in Krakow, Poland;

DOMENICO LENTINI - a miracle attributed to the intercession of the Venerable Servant of God DOMENICO LENTINI, a priest of the Diocese of Tursi-Lagonegro -formerly Policastro - Italy; born 20 November 1770 in Lauria, Italy, and died there 25 February 1828;

MARIE OF JESUS - a miracle attributed to the intercession of the Venerable Servant of God MARIE OF JESUS (in the world: Emilie D'Oultremont, widow Van der Linder d'Hooghvorst), foundress of the Sisters of Mary Reparatrix; born 11 October 1818 in Liege, Belgium, and died 22 February 1878 in Florence, Italy;

MARIA OF THE INCARNATION - a miracle attributed to the intercession of the Venerable Servant of God MARIA OF THE INCARNATION (in the world: Maria Vicente Rosal), reformer of the Institute of Bethlehemite Sisters; born 26 October 1820 in Quezaltenango, Guatemala, and died 24 August 1886 in Tulcan, Guatemala;

ELIAS DEL SOCCORSO NIEVES - the martyrdom of the Servant of God ELIAS DEL SOCCORSO NIEVES, professed priest of the Order of St Augustine; born 21 September 1882 in Yurira, (Guanajuato State) Mexico, and killed in odium fidei 10 March 1928 during the Mexican civil war between La Canada de Caracheo and Cortazar, Mexico;

CEFERINO JIMENEZ MALLA - the martyrdom of the Servant of God CEFERINO JIMENEZ MALLA, a layman; born 1860 in Spain, and killed in odium fidei 8 August 1936 during the Spanish civil war in the cemetery of Barbastro, Spain;

REGINA PROTMANN - the heroic virtues of the Servant of God REGINA PROTMANN, foundress and first superior general of the Congregation of the Sisters of St Catherine, Virgin and Martyr; born c. 1552 in Braniewo, Warmia (today, Poland), and died there 18 January 1613;

MARIA OF MOUNT CARMEL - the heroic virtues of the Servant of God MARIA OF MOUNT CARMEL (in the world: Carmen Salles y Barangueras), foundress of the Conceptionist Missionary Teaching Sisters; born 9 April 1848 in Vich, Spain, and died 25 July 1911 in Madrid, Spain;

BERNARDINA - the heroic virtues of the Servant of God BERNARDINA (in the world: Maria Jablonska), co-foundress of the Sisters of the Third Order of St Francis Servants of the Poor, known as the Albertine Sisters; born 5 August 1878 in Pyzuny Lukawica, Poland, and died 23 September 1940 in Krakow, Poland;

CATERINA CITTADINI - the heroic virtues of the Servant of God CATERINA CITTADINI, foundress of the Ursuline Sisters of Somasca; born 28 September 1801 in Bergamo, Italy, and died 5 May 1857 in Somasca, Italy;

EUSEBIA PALOMINO YENES - the heroic virtues of the Servant of God EUSEBIA PALOMINO YENES professed sister of the Institute of the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians; born 16 December 1899 in Cantalpino, (Castille) Spain, and died 10 February 1835 in Valverde, Spain;

TERESA OF THE INFANT JESUS OF PRAGUE - the heroic virtues of the Servant of God TERESA OF THE INFANT JESUS OF PRAGUE (in the world: Teresa Mira Garcia), a professed religious of the Institute of the Teresian Sisters of Carmel; born 26 September 1895 Alguena, (Alicante) Spain, and died 26 February 1941 in Novelda, Spain;

MARIA DE LAS MARAVILLAS JESUS - the heroic virtues of the Servant of God MARIA DE LAS MARAVILLAS JESUS (in the world: Maravillas Fidal y Chico de Guzman), a professed nun of the Order of Discalced Carmelites, born 4 November 1891 in Madrid, Spain, and died 11 December 1974 in La Aldehuela, Province of Madrid, Spain;

PIERRE TOUSSAINT - the heroic virtues of the Servant of God PIERRE TOUSSAINT, a layman; born c. 1766 in Saint-Dominique, Haiti, and died 30 June 1853 in New York City, USA.

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25 June 1996

GAETANO CATANOSO - a miracle attributed to the intercession of the Venerable Servant of God GAETANO CATANOSO, a priest of the Archdiocese of Reggio Calabria, Italy, parish priest and founder of the Congregation of the Sisters of St Veronica of the Holy Face; born 14 February 1879 Chorio di San Lorenzo (Reggio Calabria), Italy, and died 4 April 1963 in Reggio Calabria;

ENRICO REBUSCHINI - a miracle attributed to the intercession of the Venerable Servant of God ENRICO REBUSCHINI, a priest of the Order of Clerics Regular, Servants of the Sick; born 28 April 1860 in Gravedona (Como), Italy, and died May 10 May 1938 in Cremona;

CYPRIAN MICHAEL IWENE TANSI - a miracle attributed to the intercession of the Venerable Servant of God CYPRIAN MICHAEL IWENE TANSI, a priest of the Archdiocese of Onitsha, Nigeria and later a monk of the Trappist Monastery of Mount St Bernard, England; born 1903 in Igboezum (Aguleri), Nigeria, and died 20 January 1964 in Leicester, England;

MARIA ANNA MOGAS FONTCUBERTA - a miracle attributed to the intercession of the Venerable Servant of God MARIA ANNA MOGAS FONTCUBERTA, foundress of the Congregation of Third Franciscan Sisters of the Mother of the Divine Shepherd; born 23 January 1827 in Corro del Vall (Catalonia), Spain and died 3 July 1886 in Fuencanal;

MARIA MARCELINA DAROWSKA - a miracle attributed to the intercession of the Venerable Servant of God MARIA MARCELINA DAROWSKA, co-foundress of the Congregation of the Sisters of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary January 1827 in Szulaki, Podolia, and died 5 1911 in Jazlowiec, Ukraine.

FREDERIC OZANAM - a miracle attributed to the intercession of the Venerable Servant of God FREDERIC OZANAM, a lay university professor and co-founder of the Society of St Vincent de Paul; born 23 April 1813 in Milan, Italy, and died 8 September 1853 in Marseilles, France;

CATHERINE JARRIGE- a miracle attributed to the intercession of the Venerable Servant of God CATHERINE JARRIGE, of the Third Order of Secular of St Dominic; born 4 0ctober 1754 in Doumis (Cantal), France, and died 4 July 1836 in Mauriac;

WINCENTY LEWONIUK AND 12 COMPANI0NS - the martyrdom of the Servants of God WINCENTY LEWONIUK AND 12 COMPANI0NS, martyrs; Uniate of Catholics of Podlachia, killed for their fidelity to the Catholic Church on 24 January 1874 in, Pratulin, Poland;

ANTONIO AMUMDARAIN GARMENDIA - the heroic virtues of the Servant of God ANTONIO AMUMDARAIN GARMENDIA, a priest of the Diocese of Vitoria and founder of the secular institute Alianza en Jesus por Maria; born 26 April 1885 in Elduayen (Guipuzcoa), Spain, and died 19 April 1954 in Madrid;

GIACOMO ALBERIONE - the heroic virtues of the Servant of God GIACOMO ALBERIONE, a priest of the Diocese of Alba and founder of the Pauline Family; born 4 April 1884 in San Lorenzo di Fossano (Cuneo), Italy, and died 26 November 1971 in Rome;

NICOLA DA GESTURI - the heroic virtues of the Servant of God NICOLA DA GESTURI (in the world: Giovanni Medda Usai), a lay brother of the Order of Friars Minor Capuchin; born 4 August 1882 in Gesturi (Cagliari), Italy, and died 8 June 1958 in Cagliari;

MARIA TERESA LEGA - the heroic virtues of the Servant of God MARIA TERESA LEGA (in the world: Anna Amalia), foundress of the Lega Institute, Sisters of the Holy Family of the Third Order of St Francis; born 13 January 1812 in Brisighella (Ravenna), Italy, and died 27 January in Cesena;

TERESA GALLIFA PALMAROLA - the heroic virtues of the Servant of God TERESA GALLIFA PALMAROLA, foundress of the Congregation of the Servants of the Passion; born 21 June 1850 in S. Hipolit de Voltrega (Catalonia), Spain and died 17 March 1907 in Barcelona;

LIDUINA MENEGUZZI - the heroic virtues of the Servant of God LIDUINA MENEGUZZI (in the world: Elisa Angela), professed religious of the Institute of the Sisters of St Francis de Sales; born 12 September 1901 in Abano Terme (Padua), Italy, and died 2 December 1941 in Dire-Daua, Ethiopia.

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JOHN OF DUKLA - a miracle attributed to the intercession of Blessed JOHN OF DUKLA, a professed priest of the Order of Friars Minor; born around 1414 in Dukla, Poland, and died 29 September 1484 in what is now Lviv, Ukraine;

JEAN GABRIEL PERBOYRE - a miracle attributed to the intercession of Blessed JEAN GABRIEL PERBOYRE, a priest of the Congregation of the Mission of St Vincent de Paul; born 6 January 1802 in Puech, France, and killed in odium fidei 11 September 1840 in Wuchang, China;

ZDISLAVA OF LEMBERK - a miracle attributed to the intercession of Blessed ZDISLAVA OF LEMBERK, a laywoman and mother of a family, of the Third Order of St Dominic; born around 1220 in Krizanov, Moravia, and died in 1252 in Lemberk, the Czech Republic;

GUIDO MARIA CONFORTI - a miracle attributed to the intercession of the Venerable Servant of God GUIDO MARIA CONFORTI, Archbishop-Bishop of Parma and founder of the Pious Society of St Francis Xavier for the Foreign Missions; born 30 March Italy, and died 5 November 1931 in Parma;

DANIELE COMBONI - a miracle attributed to the intercession of the Venerable Servant of God DANIELE COMBONI, titular Bishop of Claudiopolis, Vicar Apostolic of Central Africa and founder of the Verona Institute for the Foreign Missions, now the Comboni Missionaries of the Heart of Jesus, and of the Comboni Missionary Sisters ("Pie Madri della Nigrizia"); born 15 March 1831 in Sirmione sul Garda (Brescia), Italy, and died 10 October 1881 in Khartoum, Sudan;

EDMUND RICE - a miracle attributed to the intercession of the Venerable Servant of God EDMUND RICE (in religion: Ignatius) founder of the Congregation of Christian Brothers and the Congregation of Brothers of the Presentation; born 1 June 1762 in Westcourt, Ireland, and died 29 August 1844 at Mount Sion (Waterford), Ireland;

CANDIDA MARIA OF JESUS - a miracle attributed to the intercession of the Venerable Servant of God CANDIDA MARIA OF JESUS (in the world: Juana Josefa Cipitria), foundress of the Congregation of Daughters of Jesus; born 31 May 1845 in Andoain (Guipuzcoa), Spain, and died 9 August 1912 in Salamanca, Spain;

JAKOB GAPP - the martyrdom of the Servant of God JAKOB GAPP, a professed priest of the Society of Mary (Marianists); born 26 July 1897 in Wattens (Tirol), Austria, and killed In odium fidei 13 August 1943 in the Berlin-Plotzensee prison, Germany;

FERDINANDO MARIA BACCILIERI - the heroic virtues of the Servant of God FERDINANDO MARIA BACCILIERI, a diocesan priest and tertiary of the Servants of Mary, parish priest of St Mary's in Galeazza (Bologna), Italy, and died 13 July 1893 in Galeazza;

ANTON MARIA SCHWARTZ - the heroic virtues of the Servant of God ANTON MARIA SCHWARTZ, a priest of the Archdiocese of Vienna and founder of the Congregation of Christian Workers of St Joseph Calasanz; born 28 February 1852 in Baden (Vienna), Austria, and died 15 September 1929 in Vienna;

GAETANO TANTALO - the heroic virtues of the Servant of God GAETANO TANTALO, a priest of the then Diocese of Marsi, now Avezano, and parish priest of St Peter Martyr Church in Tagliacozzo; born 3 February 1905 in Villavallelonga (Aquila), Italy, and died 13 November 1947 in Tagliacozzo (Aquila);

RUDOLF KOMOREK - the heroic virtues of the Servant of God RUDOLF KOMOREK, a professed priest of the Salesians of Don Bosco; born 11 October 1890 in Bielsko, Poland, and died 11 December 1949 in Sao Jose dos Campos, Brazil;

GREGOR CASARIUS - the heroic virtues of the Servant of God GREGOR CASARIUS (in the world: Wendelin Buhl), a professed religious of the Brothers of the Christian Schools; born 13 September 1986 in Villingendorf (Wurttemberg), Germany, and died 11 December 1973 in Torre del Greco (Naples), Italy;

MARIA OF THE INCARNATION - the heroic virtues of the Servant of God MARIA OF THE INCARNATION (in the world: Maria Vicente Rosal), reformer of the Institute of Bethlehemite Sisters; born 26 October 1820 in Quezaltenango, Guatemala, and died 24 August 1886 in Tulcan, Ecuador;

MARIA ANTONIA BANDRES Y ELOSEGUI - heroic virtues of the Servant of God MARIA ANTONIA BANDRES Y ELOSEGUI, a professed sister of the Congregation of Daughters of Jesus; born 6 March 1898 in Tolosa (Guipuzcoa), Spain, and died 27 April 1919 in Salamanca, Spain;

GIUSEPPE TOVINI - the heroic virtues of the Servant of God GIUSEPPE TOVINI, layman; born 14 March 1841 in Cividate Camuno (Brescia), Italy, and died 16 January 1897 in Brescia.

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2 July 1994

RAFAEL GUIZAR VALENCIA - a miracle attributed to the intercession of the Venerable Servant of God RAFAEL GUIZAR VALENCIA, Bishop of Veracruz; born 15 ApHl 1878 at Cotija, Mexico, and died 6 June 1938 in Mexico City;

GRIMOALDO OF THE PURIFICATION - a miracle attributed to the intercession of the Venerable Servant of God GRIMOALDO OF THE PURIFICATION (in the world: Ferdinando Santamaria), professed cleric of the Congregation of the Passion of Jesus; born 14 May 1883 at Pontecorvo, Italy, and died 18 November 1902 at Ceccano, Italy;

GENOVEVA TORRES MORALES - a miracle attributed to the intercession of the Venerable Servant of God GENOVEVA TORRES MORALES, foundress of the Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Holy Angels, called the "Angelicas"; born 3 January 1870 at Almenara (Castellon), Spain, and died 5 January 1956 in Zaragoza, Spain;

ANSELMO POLANCO - the martyrdom of - the Servant of God ANSELMO POLANCO, Bishop of Teruel, born 16 April 1.881 at Buenavista de Valdavia (Palencia), Spain, and of the Servant of God FELIPE RIPOLL, a priest of the Diocese of Teruel, born 14 September 1878 at Teruel, Spain; both were killed in odium fidei 7 February 1939 at "Can Tretze" of Pont de Molins (Gerona), Spain;

JEAN-BAPTISTE SOUZY - the martyrdom of the Servant of God JEAN-BAPTISTE SOUZY, a priest of the Diocese of La Rochelle, and 63 companion priests, religious and clerics; they died as a result of the mistreatment they endured for the faith at Ile Madame", the first on 27 August 1794, the others between 1794-1795, France;

BERNHARD LICHTENBERG - the martyrdom of the Servant of God BERNHARD LICHTENBERG, a priest of the Diocese of Berlin; born 3 December 1875 at Ohlau, Germany, and died 5 November 1943 as a result of the sufferings he endured for the faith at Hof, Germany;

JOHN OF DUKLA - the heroic virtues of Blessed JOHN OF DUKLA, a professed priest of the Order of Friars Minor; born around 1414 at Dukla, Poland, and died 29 September 1484 in Lwow (now Lviv, Ukraine); his cult was Cult was confirmed on 21 January 1733 by Pope Clement XII, and on 5 September 1739 the same Pontiff proclaimed him principal co-patron of the Kingdom of Poland and the Grand Duchy of Lithuania;

ZDISLAVA OF LEMBERK - the heroic virtues of Bressed ZDISLAVA OF LEMBERK, lay woman and mother of a family; born around 1220 at Krizanov, Moravia, and died in 1252 at Lemberk (Bohemia), the Czech Republic; her cult; her confirmed by Pope St Pius X on 28 August 1907;

LUIGI CABURLOTTO - the heroic virtues of the Servant of God LUIGI CABURLOTTO, a priest of the Diocese of Venice and founder of the Institute of the Sisters of St Joseph; born 7 June 1817 in Venice, Italy, and died there 9 July 1897;

BRONISLAW MARKIEWICZ - the heroic virtues of the Servant of God BRONISLAW MARKIEWICZ, a priest of the Diocese Przemysl for Latins and founder of the Congregations of St Michael the Archangel; born 13 July 1842 at Pruchnik, Poland, and died 29 January 1912 at Miejsce Piastowe, Poland

SERAFINO MARIA GHIDINI - the heroic virtues of the Serf the of God SERAFINO MARIA GHIDINI, professed cleric of the Congregation of Clerics Regular of St Paul; born 10 January 1902 at Cavallara (Mantua), Italy, and died 13 January 1924 in Milan, Italy;

MARIA CRISTINA OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION - the heroic virtues of the Servant of God MARIA CRISTINA OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION (in the world: Adelaide Brando), foundress of the Congregation of the Atonement Sisters of the Eucharistic Jesus; born 1 May 1856 in Naples, Italy, and died 20 January 1906 at Casoria, Italy;

MARIA AMPARO OF THE SACRED HEART JESUS - the heroic virtues of the Servant of God MARIA AMPARO OF THE SACRED HEART JESUS, (in the world: Maria Amparo Delgado Garcia), foundress of the Poor Clare Convent of Cantalapiedra; born 30 October 1889 at Cantalapiedra (Salamanca), Spain,.), and died there 6 July 1941;

LUCIA MANGANO - the heroic virtues of the Servant of God LUCIA MANGANO of the Company of St Ursula Secular Institute; born 8 April 1896 at Trecastagni (Catania), Italy, and died 10 November 1946 at San Giovanni La Punta (Catania), Italy.

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26 March 1994

MARIA BERNARDA BUTLER - a miracle attributed to the intercession of Venerable MARIA BERNARDA BUTLER (in the world: Verena), foundress of the Franciscan Missionary Sisters of Our Lady of Perpetual Help; born in Canton Argau, Switzerland, 28 May 1848, and died in Cartagena, Colombia 19 May 1924;

MARIA ELENA STOLLENWERK - a miracle attributed to the intercession of Venerable MARIA ELENA STOLLENWERK, co-foundress of the Servants of the Holy Spirit; born at Rollesbroich, Germany, 28 November 1852, and died in Steyl, the Netherlands, 3 February 1900;

EUGENE BOSSILKOV - the martyrdom of the Servant of God EUGENE BOSSILKOV, Bishop of Nikopol, Bulgaria, Passionist; born in the village of Belene, Bulgaria, 16 November 1900, and killed in Sofia, Bulgaria, for hatred of the Faith the night between 11 and 12 November 1952;

ALFREDO ILDEFONSO SCHUSTER - the heroic virtues of the Servant of God ALFREDO ILDEFONSO SCHUSTER, Cardinal of the Holy Roman Church, Archbishop of Milan, Cassinese Benedictine; born in Rome, Italy, 18 January 1880, and died at Venegono, Italy, 30 August 1954;

DANIELE COMBONI - the heroic virtues of the Servant of God DANIELE COMBONI, titular Bishop of Claudiopolis and Vicar Apolostolic of Central Africa, founder of the Verona Institute for the African Missions, now the Comboni Missionaries of the Heart of Jesus and the Comboni Missionary Sisters (Pie Madri della Nigrizia); born at Limone sul Garda, Italy, 15 May, 1831, and died in Khartoum, Sudan, 10 October 1881;

JOSE GRAS Y GRANOLLERS - the heroic virtues of the Servant of God JOSE GRAS Y GRANOLLERS, diocesan priest and founder of the Daughters of Christ the King; born at Agramunt, Spain, 22 January 1834, and died in Granada, Spain, 7 July 1918;

JULIO MARIA MATOVELLE - the heroic virtues of the Servant of God JULIO MARIA MATOVELLE, diocesan priest and founder of the Oblates of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary; born in Cuenca, Ecuador, 8 September 1852, and died there 18 June 1929;

JOSE LEONE TORRES - the heroic virtues of the Servant of God JOSE LEONE TORRES, Mercedarian, founder of the Sisters of the Child Jesus and the Third Order of Ransom; born at Luyaba, Cordoba, Argentina, 19 March 1849 and died in Cotfons, Argentina, 15 December 1930;

FELIX DE LA VIRGEN - the heroic virtues of the Servant of God FELIX DE LA VIRGEN (in the world: Felix Monasterio y Ateca), Trinitarian priest; born at Rigoitia, Vizcaya, Spain, 2 May 1902, and died in Algorta, Spain, 17 January 1951;

MARIA DOMENICA BRUN BARBANTINI - the heroic virtues of the Servant of God MARIA DOMENICA BRUN BARBANTINI, foundress of the Servants of the Sick known as the Camillians; born in Lucca, Italy, 17 January 1789, and died there 22 May 1868;

GIUSEPPINA GABRIELLA BONINO - the heroic virtues of the Servant of God GIUSEPPINA GABRIELLA BONINO, foundress of the Sisters of the Holy Family of Savigliano; born in Savigliano, Italy, 5 September 1843, and died in Savona, Italy, 8 February 1906;

MARIA TERESA DUDZIK - the heroic virtues of the Servant of God MARIA TERESA DUDZIK (in the world: Josephine), foundress of the Franciscan Sisters of Bl. Kunegunda, now the Franciscan Sisters of Chicago; born in Plocicz, Poland, 30 August 1860 and died in Chicago, USA, 20 September 1918;

BERNARDA HEIMGARTNER - the heroic virtues of the Servant of God BERNARDA HEIMGARTNER, first Superior General of the Sisters of the Holy Cross; born at Fislisbach, Switzerland, 26 November 1822 and died at Menzingen, Switzerland, 13 December 1863;

MARY OF PERPETUAL HELP - the heroic virtues of the Servant of God MARY OF PERPETUAL HELP (in the world: Elisabetta Tejada Cuartas), professed sister of the Missionaries of Mary Immaculate and St Catherine of Siena; born in Remedios, Colombia, 13 October 1887, and died in Ure, Colombia, 29 July 1925;

LOUIS MARTIN - the heroic virtues of the Servant of God LOUIS MARTIN, layman and father of a family; born in Bordeaux, France, 22 August 1823, and died at Arnieres, France, 29 July 1894;

MARIA AZELIA GUERIN MARTIN - the heroic virtues of the Servant of God MARIA AZELIA GUERIN MARTIN, lay woman and mother of a family; born at Gandelain, France, 23 December 1831, and died in Alencon, France, 28 August 1877.

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NICOLE ROLAND - a miracle attributed to the intercession of Venerable NICOLE ROLAND, a diocesan priest, founder of the Sisters of the Child Jesus; born at Rheims, France, 8 December 1642 and died there 27 April 1678;

HYACINTHE MARIE CORMIER - a miracle attributed to the intercession of Venerable HYACINTHE MARIE CORMIER, professed priest and 76th Master General of the Order of Friar Preachers; born at Orleans, France, 8 December 1832 and died in Rome 17 December 1916;

MODESTINO OF JESUS AND MARY - a miracle attributed to the intercession of Venerable MODESTINO OF JESUS AND MARY (in the world: Domenico Mazzarella), professed priest of the Order of Alcantarine Friars Minor; born 5 September 1802 at Frattamaggiore, Italy, and died in Naples 24 July 1854;

ALBERTO HURTADO CRUCHAGA - a miracle attributed to the intercession of Venerable ALBERTO HURTADO CRUCHAGA, professed priest of the Society of Jesus; born 22 January 1901 at Vina del Mar, Chile, and died in Santiago, Chile 18 August 1952;

GIUSEPPINA VANNINI - a miracle attributed to the intercession of Venerable GIUSEPPINA VANNINI, foundress of the Congregation of the Daughters of St Camillus; born in Rome 7 August 1859 and died there 23 February 1911;

MARIA OF ST JOSEPH - a miracle attributed to the intercession of Venerable MARIA OF ST JOSEPH (in the world: Laura Alvarado Cardozo), foundress of the Augustinian Recollect Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus; born 25 April 1875 at Choroni, Venezuela, and died 2 April 1967 at Maracay, Venezuela;

MARIE POUSSEPIN - a miracle attributed to the intercession of Venerable MARIE POUSSEPIN, foundress of the Dominican Sisters of Charity of the Presentation; born 14 October 1653 at Dourdan, France, and died 24 January 1744 at Sainville, France;

MARIA THERESIA SCHERER - a miracle attributed to the intercession of Venerable MARIA THERESIA SCHERER (in the world: Anna Maria Caterina), co-foundress of the Congregation of the Sisters of Mercy of the Holy Cross of Ingenbohl; born 31 October 1825 at Meggen, Switzerland, and died 16 June 1888 at Ingenbohl, Switzerland;

MARGUERITE BAYS - a miracle attributed to the intercession of Venerable MARGUERITE BAYS, a member of the Secular Franciscan Order; born 8 September 1815 at La Pierraz, Switzerland, and died 27 June 1879 at Sivierez, Switzerland;

AMELIA OF SAINT JOSEPH - the heroic virtues of the Servant of God AMELIA OF SAINT JOSEPH (in the world: Maria Amelia Chapellin Isturiz), foundress of the Congregation of the Little Servants of the Poor of Maiquetia; born 7 December 1858 in Caracas, Venezuela, and died at Macuto 18 January 1893;

MARIA ANTONIA OF SAINT PETER - the heroic virtues of the Servant of God MARIA ANTONIA OF SAINT PETER (in the world: Antonia Paris Riera), foundress of the Congregation of Claretian Missionary Sisters; born at Vallalmol, Spain, 28 June 1813, and died at Reus 17 January 1885;

EMILIE TAVERNIER GAMELIN - the heroic virtues of the Servant of God EMILIE TAVERNIER GAMELIN, foundress of the Congregation of the Sisters of Providence; born 19 February 1800 at Montreal, Canada, and died there 23 September 1851;

MARIE OF JESUS - the heroic virtues of the Servant of God MARIE OF JESUS (in the world: Emilie D'Oultremont), foundress of the Society of Mary Reparatrix; born 11 October 1818 at Wegimont, Belgium, and died in Florence, Italy, 22 February 1878;

ELEONORA LOPEZ DE MATURANA - the heroic virtues of the Servant of God ELEONORA LOPEZ DE MATURANA, professed member of the Congregation of Carmelite Sisters of Charity; born 25 July 1884 at Bilbao, Spain, and died 28 January 1931 at Buenos Aires, Argentina;

BIANCHI PORRO - the heroic virtues of the Servant of God BENEDETTA BIANCHI PORRO, a lay woman; born 8 August 1936 at Dovadola, Italy, and died 23 January 1964 at Sirmione.

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JOSEPH VAZ - a miracle attributed to the intercession of the Venerable Servant of God JOSEPH VAZ, a priest of the Oratory of St Philip Neri; born 21 April 1651 at Benaulim, Goa, India, and died at Kandy, Sri Lanka, 16 January 1711;

MARY OF THE CROSS - a miracle attributed to the intercession of the Venerable Servant of God MARY OF THE CROSS (Mary MacKillop), foundress of the Sisters of St Joseph and the Sacred Heart; born 15 January 1842 at Fitzroy, Melbourne, Australia, and died 8 August 1909 in Sydney;

PETRA DE SAN JOSE - a miracle attributed to the intercession of the Venerable Servant of God PETRA DE SAN JOSE (Ana Josefina Perez Florido), foundress of the Institute of the "Mothers of the Abandoned" and "St Joseph of the Mountain"; born 7 December 1845 at Valle de Abdalajis, Spain, and died 16 August 1906 in Barcelona;

MARIA RAFOLS - a miracle attributed to the intercession of the Venerable Servant of God MARIA RAFOLS, foundress of the Institute of the Sister's of Charity of St Anne; born 5 November 1781 at Villafranca del Panades, Spain, and died 30 August 1853 in Saragossa;

CLAUDIO GRANZOTTO - a miracle attributed to the intercession of the Venerable Servant of God CLAUDIO GRANZOTTO (Riccardo), a professed brother of the Order of Friars Minor, born 23 August 1900 at S. Lucia di Piave, Italy, and died 15 August 1947 in Padua;

ELISABETTA CANORI MORA - a miracle attributed to the intercession of the Venerable Servant of God ELISABETTA CANORI MORA, wife and mother, of the Third Order of the Most Holy Trinity; born 21 November 1774 in Rome and died there 5 Februaty 1825;

PEDRO RUIZ DE LOS PAROS AND EIGHT COMPANIONS - the martyrdom of the Servant of God PEDRO RUIZ DE LOS PAROS AND EIGHT COMPANIONS of the Fraternity of Diocesan Priest Workers; born 18 September 1881 at Mora, Spain, and put to death in hatred of the faith in Toledo, 23 July 1936;

CARLO ERANA GURUCETA AND TWO COMPANIONS - the martyrdom of the Servant of God CARLO ERANA GURUCETA AND TWO COMPANIONS (Fidel Fuidio Rodriguez and Jesus Hita Miranda) of the Society of Mary (Marianists); born 2 November 1884 at Arechavaleta, Guipuzcoa, Spain, and put to death in hatred of the faith 18 September 1936 at Alarcos, Ciudad Real, Spain;

ANGELA DE SAN JOSE LLORET MARTI AND 16 COMPANIONS - the martyrdom of the Servant of God ANGELA DE SAN JOSE LLORET MARTI AND 16 COMPANIONS of the Congregation of Christian Doctrine; born 16 January 1875 at ViHajoyosa, Alicante, Spain, and put to death in hatred of the faith 20 November 1936 at Picadero de Paterna, Valencia;

VITORIA DIEZ Y BUSTOS DE MOLINA - the martyrdom of the Servant of God VITORIA DIEZ Y BUSTOS DE MOLINA of the Teresian Institution; born 11 November 1903 in Seville, Spain, and put to death in hatred of the faith 12 August 1936 at Rincon, Hornachuelos;

VICENTE VILAR DAVID - the martyrdom of the Servant of God VICENTE VILAR DAVID, a layman, born 28 June 1889 at Manises, Valencia, Spain, and put to death there in hatred of the faith 14 February 1937;

CHARLES SAMUEL MAZZUCHELLI - the heroic virtues of the Servant of God CHARLES SAMUEL MAZZUCHELLI, of the Order of Preachers, apostolic missionary and founder of the Congregation of the Dominican Sisters of the Holy Rosary of Sinsinawa; born 4 November 1806 in Milan, Italy, and died 23 February 1864 at Benton, Wisconsin, USA;

GIUSEPPE DI GESV E MARIA - the heroic virtues of the Servant of God GIUSEPPE DI GESV E MARIA (Vincenzo Pesci), professed priest of the Congregation of the Passion (Passionists); born 13 September 1853 at Filettino, Italy, and died 12 January 1929 at Pontecorvo;

CESARE MARIA BARZAGHI - the heroic virtues of the Servant of God CESARE MARIA BARZAGHI, priest of the Congregation of Clerics Regular of St Paul (Barnabites); born 28 March 1863 at Como, Italy, and died 3 May 1941 at Lodi;

CANDIDA MARIA DE JESUS - the heroic virtues of the Servant of God CANDIDA MARIA DE JESUS (Juana Josefina Cipitria), foundress of the Daughters of Jesus; born 31 May 1845 at Andoain, Guipuzcoa, Spain, and died at Salamanca 9 August 1912;

MARIA RAFFAELLA - the heroic virtues of the Servant of God MARIA RAFFAELLA (Santina Cimatti) of the Congregation of Hospital Sisters of Mercy; born 6 June 1861 at Faenza, Italy, and died 23 June 1945 at Alatri;

FREDERICK OZANAM - the heroic virtues of the Servant of God FREDERICK OZANAM, layman; born 23 April 1813 in Milan, Italy, and died 8 September 1853 in Marseilles, France.

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